Terry Casiño

Professor of Missiology, School of Divinity


  • B.Th., Luzon Nazarene Bible College
  • M.Div., Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Th.D., Asia-Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission


Tereso C. Casiño joined the School of Divinity faculty in 2010. He teaches Missions and Evangelization, Mission Principles in Praxis, Gospel Across Cultures, Introduction to Islam, and Urban Missiology. He is the author of numerous journal articles and editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Intercultural Studies. Dr. Casiño’s areas of research interest include the global diaspora, the history of mission movements in Asia, and world religions. He has submitted three articles for publication, “Global Diaspora: Basic Frameworks for Theological Construction,” “Indigenous Modes of Communication in Asian Cultures,” and “The Rise of the Filipino Missionary Movement: A Preliminary Historical Assessment.” Dr. Casiño is involved in three additional writing projects, including a work titled, God, the Sacred, and Identity. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Divinity, he served as Professor of Systematic Theology and Intercultural Studies/Missions at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, South Korea. He is the former Director of the Master of Divinity/Master of Theological Studies (English Track) program at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology as well.

Dr. Casiño is an internationally renowned scholar and has delivered lectures across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. His administrative background has afforded him opportunities to serve as Dean of numerous seminaries, including the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary and Luzon Nazarene Bible College. A gifted minister in the local church, Dr. Casiño has served as pastor, interim pastor, and youth minister at churches in South Korea and Philippines. He is also the Regional Chair of the Lausanne Movement.

Dr. Casiño is a native of Philippines, but has resided in Seoul, South Korea for the past 8 years. He is married to Dr. Cecilia J. Casiño, who teaches in the area of pastoral care at the Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, South Korea. They have two adult children.